When it comes to building mid-size SUVs, Toyota and Honda have been competitors since basically forever. Recently, Toyota released the new 2021 Toyota Highlander and Honda came up with its 2021 Pilot. While the 2021 Highlander is a tech savvy car that has great overall performance ratings, the 2021 Honda Pilot stood bright owing to its powerful engine and eye-catching exterior. But how do you select the one that is just right for you? Here is a comparison that will help you understand the key differences between the two. After reading this comparison between the 2021 Toyota Highlander and the 2021 Honda Pilot, make sure to check out new Highlander inventory here at Briggs Toyota in Fort Scott, KS!
2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Honda Pilot
3.5L V6 Engine
|Engine||3.5L V6 Engine|
|295 HP||Horsepower||280 HP|
|263 lb.-ft.||Torque||262 lb.-ft.|
|21/29 MPG||Fuel Economy (city/highway)||20/27 MPG|
|8-speed automatic||Transmission||9-speed automatic|
Both the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot run on a variant of a 3.5L V6 engine. However, you will get more power when you are behind the wheel of the Highlander because it generates 295 hp, as compared with the Honda SUV’s 280 hp. That may not seem like a significant difference, but it’s certainly one you will notice when accelerating on the Fort Scott, KS highways.
People will want spacious interiors when shopping for three-row SUVs, and the new Highlander delivers with a maximum cargo volume of 84.3 cubic feet. The Pilot, on the other hand, comes in short, with just 83.9 cubic feet.
Another important difference between the two is the available hybrid power train option in the 2021 Toyota Highlander, that helps boost the fuel economy even more. This option is not available in the Honda SUV. Key safety features of the 2021 Toyota Highlander include automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.
To learn more about the available safety and convenience features of the 2021 Toyota Highlander, you can contact us. Our dedicated team of experts here at Briggs Toyota will be happy to answer all questions. You can also schedule a test drive with us if you live in or around Fort Scott, KS!